Friday, June 17, 2011

Callinicus IV's Interest in Ignatius of Antioch

Gleaned from Linaritakis's PhD thesis on the Patriarch Callinicus IV:

Συνεχίζοντας στον κώδ.122,308 έ. έ. με τίτλο: "ΤΙ το σημείο τοϋ Χριστού και τι τοϋ πάπα Ρώμης", ό Καλλίνικος αναφέρεται στά ατοπήματα του καΐ στις αιρέσεις του. Τονίζοντας δέ πώς ό κάθε επίσκοπος είναι κεφαλή καΐ πρώτος τής παροικίας του καΐ μένοντας πιστός στην έκκλησιολογία τοϋ άγιου 'Ιγνατίου τού Θεοφόρου γράφει "ούτω καΐ ό επίσκοπος τής Ρώμης έξουσίαν έχέτω καΐ διοίκησιν είς μόνην παροικίαν" του.

Continuing to kod.122, 308 E. E. entitled: "What the point of Christ and what the Pope of Rome", as Callinicos refers to the improprieties and heresies. Emphasizing not that every bishop is head of the community first and stayed true to his ecclesiology of St. Ignatius of Antioch writes, "so the Bishop of Rome you have authorized dioikisin paroikian s Monastery" of. [p. 287]

Κλείνει το έργο του ό Καλλίνικος με τη νουθεσία τοϋ αγίου 'Ιγνατίου τοϋ θεοφόρου, οπού με επιστολή του γράφει προς τον άγιο Πολύκαρπο Σμύρνης "ό λέγων παρά τα διαταγμένα καν αξιόπιστος ή, καν νηστεύη, καν παρθενεύη, καν σημεία ποιη, καν προφητεύη, λύκος σοι φαινέσθω έν προβάτου δορά προβάτων φθοράν κατεργαζόμενος".

Closes work as Callinicos the admonition of Saint-Ignatius of Antioch, where he writes a letter to St. Polycarp of Smyrna "as saying despite arranged even reliable or even fast, even parthenefi, even places poem, even prophesies Wolf thee more appearance in sheep's hide, wear the sheep.]p. 356]"

The great news is that I have managed to get the telephone number of the scholar who wrote that PhD thesis on Callinicus and my friend - truly my best friend - Harry Tzalas has agreed to help translate for me.

I think that Linaritakis has taken over from Scouvaras at the Gymnasium of Volon, a mere one hour from the Library of Zagora. I am going to ask him for his email address and try to figure out:

1) whether the handwriting sample provide Morton Smith by Scouvaras was of Callinicus or of a scribe in his court.

If it turns out that the handwriting only belonged to a scribe in his court I will ask and see if he has uncovered any other matching handwriting samples for that individual, a name or identity etc. If, as I suspect, the handwriting belongs to Callinicus, my questions would include not only to provide as many handwriting samples as possible to do a comprehensive comparative analysis as well as:

2) is there any evidence to suggest that Callinicus was ever at Mar Saba?
3) do any of Callinicus's letters begin with the cross that appears on the first page of Mar Saba 65?
4) is there any evidence that Callinicus ever bought or had in his possession Voss's Ignatius book
5) did Callinicus take a great interest in Ignatius or Clement of Alexandria?
6) does he ever cite any material from the Letter to Theodore or mention such a letter existed?
7) does he ever make reference to a Secret Gospel of Mark or variant Alexandrian baptismal rites?
8) is there any evidence that Callinicus traded with Dutch merchants or had books from the publisher of the Voss edition?
9) what does he think about my theory that Callinicus would have been interested in the Letter to Theodore to help bolster his position in the anabaptist debates of the late eighteenth century?

There might be other questions that come up in the course of the conversation. Yet at the very least this is a start.

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